Caramelised Chick Pea Fudge – Sugar Free

26 Apr

So by now, you might have guessed that I have a little bit of a sweet tooth. Fudge, Chocolate, Cake, Ice Cream they all call my name. Finding healthy, but yummy alternatives to my supermarket favourites is an integral part of my “going natural” journey.

But I know what your thinking.

Chick Pea fudge! What is this Girl thinking??

Chick Pea’s belong in curries & stirred through salads – not in fudge.

Trust me, that is not true at all!

Chick Peas make the richest, most decadent, cakey fudge you will ever try – pure heaven in bite sized morsels.

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This fudge is wicked with its warm earthy caramel tones, hint of cinnamon, burst of fresh cardamon & crunchy pieces of silky smooth cashew’s. It is pure decadence & utterly irresistible.

Trust me, even if you don’t like fudge, you will like this fudge.

Caramelised Chick Pea Spiced Sugar free Fudge a’la Mama Going Natural

You Will Need:

  • 2 c cooked Chick Pea’s
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c chopped roasted salted cashews
  • 6 cardamon pods
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 4 T agave syrup

Saute your chick peas in a frypan with a tablespoon of butter until all peas are golden brown & have a roasted look. Peel your cardamon pods & grind the seeds into a fine powder, add this & all of the remaining ingredients to your warm chick peas & blend until you have a smooth paste. Put your fudge mix on a plate, tray or even in moulds to set in the fridge for several hours – or in the freezer for half an hour if you can’t wait!

This basic fudge mix makes for a gazillion different variations, add what ever nuts or dried fruits you have lying around to the mix & make your own special version. In our household the favourites are Pistachio’s & cranberries, dates & roasted almonds, hazelnuts & dried figs.

Chick-Pea-&-Cranberry-fudge

Note

With the Chick pea’s you can either use the canned variety or you can soak your dried chick peas overnight in a bowl of water (this is said to make them more digestible – as the enzyme inhibitors are leached out of the peas). Soak overnight & then drain off the soaking water & boil the peas in fresh water for approximately 30  minutes (check their softness to ensure they are cooked). The peas can then be cooled & used. Or frozen for use at a later date. As an added bonus peas prepared this way will have no added preservatives or salts, just pure goodness 🙂

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